Leucanthemum vulgare

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Scientific Name Leucanthemum vulgare USDA PLANTS Symbol LEVU
Common Name Oxeye Daisy ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 37903
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Plains to subalpine (4800 to 10500 ft.); various soils along roadsides and in other disturbed areas.
Plant: Erect perennial 4 to 40 inches high with 1 to 40 stems.
Leaves: Basal leaves obovate to spatulate 1-1/2 to 4 inches long on petioles 1/8 to 1-1/4 inches long, with irregularly-toothed margins; fewer, somewhat smaller stem leaves that are oblanceolate or spatulate to lanceolate or linear and clasping with pinnately-lobed or toothed margins.
Inflorescence: Large composite flowers about 2 inches across, white rays and yellow to yellow-green disk florets. Center of disk is dented.
Bloom Period: May to September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, invasive.org and SEINet.
BONAP Distribution Map

Colorado Status:
INVASIVE
Noxious Weed

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